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Genre Comedy
Running Time 108 min
MPAA rating R (for language)
Release Date Sep 18, 2009
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The Informant!

What was Mark Whitacre thinking? A rising star at agri-industry giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Whitacre suddenly turns whistleblower. Even as he exposes his company's multi-national price-fixing conspiracy to the FBI, Whitacre envisions himself being hailed as a hero of the common man and handed a promotion. But before all that can happen, the FBI needs evidence, so Whitacre eagerly agrees to wear a wire and carry a hidden tape recorder in his briefcase, imagining himself as a kind of de… Show more

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September 18, 2009 - Boston.com - Ty Burr, Globe Staff

‘The Informant!’’ feels like Steven Soderbergh was still high on the fumes of the “Ocean’s Eleven’’ movies when he made it. It’s bright and perky, with a naggingly effervescent score by Marvin Hamlisch that channels late ’60s game shows and never shuts up, even when you want it to. Soderbergh’s pushing the limits of our indulgence here, spinning a story of white-collar greed and bipolar delusions into intentionally shallow pop farce. The movie’s fun to watch, but you can tell it was a lot more fun to make, and that’s a problem. The party stays up on the screen; down here, it’s been over for a year.

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Oct 05, 2009 - Chipmunk61 on The Informant!
It has its moments

Sorry but that is all that I thought was good about it. There were some lines, and the costumes were really well done, but I was bored through most of it.

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Oct 01, 2009 - bigduke on The Informant!

Maybe I was in the wrong frame of mind, but this movie was too campy. Matt Damon does a very good job in the movie. I have no idea why he would have gained weight for the film. It added nothing to the character. Truthfully, I don't know why they made this movie. I like clever, off beat movies. Would I recommend this flick? Yes....as a rental.

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